Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Journalist Angela Chen will discuss her book Ace – What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. (2020).
"What exactly is sexual attraction and what is it like to go through life not experiencing it? What does asexuality reveal about gender roles, about romance and consent, and the pressures of society? This accessible examination of asexuality shows that the issues that aces face—confusion around sexual activity, the intersection of sexuality and identity, navigating different needs in relationships—are the same conflicts that nearly all of us will experience. Through a blend of reporting, cultural criticism, and memoir, Ace addresses the misconceptions around the “A” of LGBTQIA and invites everyone to rethink pleasure and intimacy."
About Angela Chen:
Angela Chen is a journalist. Her reporting and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Paris Review, and more. She is the author of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. Twitter: @chengela.